dermatophyte

noun der·ma·to·phyte \ (ˌ)dər-ˈma-tə-ˌfīt , ˈdər-mə- \

Definition of dermatophyte

: a fungus parasitic on the skin or skin derivatives (such as hair or nails)

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dermatophyte

noun der·ma·to·phyte \ (ˌ)dər-ˈmat-ə-ˌfīt , ˈdər-mət-ə- \

medical Definition of dermatophyte

: a fungus parasitic upon the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails) — compare dermatomycosis

dermatophytic

play \(ˌ)dər-ˌmat-ə-ˈfit-ik, ˌdər-mət-\ adjective

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